From intellectual challenges to physical impairment, approximately two million Australians under the age of 65 live with a disability.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 59% of individuals with a reported disability between 5 and 14 years old participated in physical activity, compared to 20% of 15–64-year-olds and 12% of individuals aged older than 65.
In line with Australian Government policies that has a focus on mainstreaming disabled sport the Primary Club of Australia is committed to supporting this to ensure that people with disabilities can compete and participate in sport and recreation.
A charity formed in 1974 by a few cricket tragics who wanted their love for the sport to help those who would benefit from support, we've given more than $6 million to local charities. Through events and awareness money is raised that fund such opportunities.
These grants have contributed to the purchase of items such as:
- Specialist playground equipment.
- Sport specific wheelchairs.
- Equipment for blind cricketers.
- horse-riding arenas designed for the disabled.
- Hydrotherapy pools
- Specialised sailing yachts
The result brings a more inclusive sense of joy to play, competition and participation.
Click Here to watch some inspiring video that captures the essence of what the Primary Club seeks out to achieve.
Help us continue to provide even more opportunities for a more inclusive Australia. Join the Primary Club now!